Category: Bluegrass Today Profiles

Artist2Artist: Barry Waldrep – Play Banjo!

| July 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Baseball is a game of lineage more so than its other pro-sport peers. Stakeholders of this pastime value a certain overlapping of eras, strategies and philosophies that links together generations of the game. Similarly, stakeholders of bluegrass music value their own generation-to-generation ideals in the […]


Young Uns #3 – Marteka and William Lake

| July 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

William and Marteka Lake are, as young uns, unusual in that they have received a lot of press already. They are creating quite a storm among social media followers also. Geoff Stelling, a very big fan of the duo, said as much in a Stelling […]


On This Day #32 – Lester Flatt Centennial

| June 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

On This Day …. On June 19, 1914, Lester Flatt was born in Duncan’s Chapel, Overton County, Tennessee. Had he lived until today he would be 100 years old. Lester Raymond Flatt, the singer and guitarist (and occasional mandolin player), first came to prominence as […]


Artist2Artist: Larry Keel – What’s in a Jam Band?

| June 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

A couple months ago, I addressed the idea that far too few of us bluegrass musicians give a “tip of the hat” or “shout out from stage” to the musical artists from whom we gleaned our technique or crafted our sound. We pick up licks […]


On This Day #31 – The Churchmen

| June 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

On This Day …………. June 8, 2014, marks the 25th anniversary of the formation of The Churchmen, a bluegrass Gospel band based in Collinsville, Virginia. The original members of The Churchmen were Freddy Rakes (banjo), Keith Clark (guitar), Jeff Mills (bass) and FD Black (mandolin). […]


Having a coffee with…… Becky Buller

| May 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Having A Coffee With… is a fun series in which we ask bluegrass music personalities, some famous, some not so well known, about some of their interests as well as about the music that they love.  Becky Buller is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and producer from […]


On This Day #29

| May 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

On This Day ……….. On May 23, 1925 Mac Wiseman was born in the hamlet of Crimora in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia Malcolm B Wiseman, nicknamed The Voice with a Heart, was one of four children. The family wasn’t particularly musical; only his mother […]


Artist2Artist – Laurie Lewis – Be The Wind

| May 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

This month’s edition of Artist2Artist finds Lisa Jacobi looking at the wider landscape of bluegrass music. Lisa was inspired by her discussion with musical artist Laurie Lewis. Their complete interview can be heard in the podcast below. What do you think is the state of bluegrass music? […]


On This Day #28 – Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

| May 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

On This Day …………… On May 10, 1979 Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver played their first public performance at Buddy’s Bar-B-Que in Knoxville, Tennessee. Quicksilver’s first band consisted of Terry Baucom on banjo, Jimmy Haley on guitar, Lou Reid on bass and band leader Doyle Lawson […]


Mac Wiseman remembers 70 years in music

| May 1, 2014 | 2 Comments

Last week the Country Music Association announced that Mac Wiseman will be inducted into the 2014 class of their Country Music Hall of Fame. It’s a long overdue recognition for a man that helped found the organization in 1958, and served on it’s board during the […]